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Seoul to Suwon Hwaseong Fortress and Korean Folk Village Tour

After pickup at your Seoul hotel in the morning, continue on to Suwon, located in Gyeonggi-do province. The first stop will be the Suwon Hwaseong Fortress which was constructed to perform the commercial and military function during the Joseon Dynasty. This construction was built using advanced technology such as a crane in 1796. Now, Suwon Hwaseong Fortress is designated as a UNESCO World heritage site. Your guide will share expert commentary about this construction. After having lunch, head to the Korean folk village and explore many of the traditional Korean customs. Enjoy some leisure time and explore places such as the Joseon Period Houses. In addition, see traditional workshops and enjoy the beautiful houses set in a natural environment. Continue by coach towards the Ginseng center. Ginseng is good for tiredness, loss of appetite, sickness and many other illnesses. Enjoy a ginseng tasting and buy some ginseng products if you like.Conclude your tour back at your centrally located hotel in Seoul.

$60 Private & Custom Tours

Namhansanseong UNESCO Historical Sites and Korean Folk Village-Private Tour

About Namhansanseong FortressNamhansanseong Provincial Park surrounds Namhansanseong Fortress, one of four forts built to protect Hanyang (the former name of Seoul). Gaeseong, Suwon, Ganghwa and Gwangju are located in the north, south, west, and east direction respectively. Namhansanseong Fortress is located to the east in Gwangju. The park is situated on Namhansan Mountain, 24km southeast from Seoul and 6km northeast from Seongnam. The length of trails is a total of approximately 12.4 km (main fortress 8.9km, external fortress 3.2km, Sinnamsanseong Fortress 0.2km). The height is 7.3m. Namhansanseong’s circumference is approximately 12km, stacking small natural stones over big stones. The fortress includes Sueocheong (Namhansan Mountain Fortress Defense Command), Gwana (government office), storage, and a haenggung (temporary palace), as well as 80 wells and 45 springs. Also, administration was moved from Gwangju-eup to inside of the fortress, clearly showing the importance of Namhansanseong Fortress in that period. 12,700 people participated in a field exercise carried out for the first time after building the fortress by command of King Injo (17th year, 1639). These days, only a few buildings remain inside of the fortress including East and South Gate, Seojangdae, Hyeonjeolsa Temple, Yeonmu Hall, Janggyeongsa Temple, Jisudang, Yeongwoljeong, and Chimgwaejeong. Among these remaining buildings, four gates, Sueojangdae, and some parts of the fortress in the middle of West Gate still maintain their original forms. Namhansanseong Fortress is designated as Historical Site No. 57 and a provincial park. About Korean Folk VillageLying in a spacious site of 990,000㎡ and in nature-given geomantic location ‘facing water and backgrounded by mountains’, Korean Folk Village (KFV) is a village from the Joseon period composed of real houses relocated from provinces of the country. Reconstructed through a long survey of houses remaining in different parts of the country and authentication by specialists, it is a real village from the Joseon period that unfolds in seasonal transformation scenes from everyday folk culture meticulously collected. The village was created with common people’s houses and aristocrats’ houses relocated or restored from different parts of the country such as south, middle, north, and islands. It presents the real life from old Joseon life, which includes gwana (provincial government office), seowon and seodang (the educational institutions), hanyakbang (the medical institution), Buddhist temples and seonangdang (the religious buildings), and the fortune-teller’s place.

$4010 Cultural & Theme Tours

Active Seniors Korea Tour 11days 10nights

Day01 Tour representative will escort us to our hotel. Overnight in Incheon (Seoul)Day02 We start our tour by visiting Gwangmyeong Cave,  fly to Jeju Island,   visit Yongduam, Dragon’s Head Rock. Overnight in JejudoDay03 starting with Sangumburi, crater  Then we enjoy Ilchul Land, beautiful theme park with flower garden including Bonsai Garden.                         Overnight in JejudoDay04 fly back to Busan,  we will visit the Yongdusan Dragon Head Park –Then we will go to Busan Tower, we will visit the Jagalchi Fish                   Market,  “must-go” site for tourists in Busan. we will visit Taejongdae park, APEC House, Haeundae Beach and Centum                                   city.  Overnight in BusanDay05 transfer to Gyeongju,   We visit Gyeongju Yangdong Village, .proceed our city tour from Bulguksa temple,  Seokguram Grotto                           Hermitage,  we will visit Daereungwon, Overnight in GyeongjuDay06 We proceed to Jeonju,  We first visit Hanji Museum (Korean Traditional Mulberry paper), You also get DIY experience to make Korean             paper We will take a tour to Hanok Village, participate and test our creative flair in making traditional crafts Coming up next is a                         walking tour in Gyeonggijeon pavilion, Overnight in JeonjuDay07 we will visit Tapsa (Stone pagoda’s temple), Overnight in JeonjuDay08 we visit Suwon Hwaseong fortress,  After that, we enjoy DIY Kimchi making class, take photos in Korean Traditional outfit Hanbok.                   and visit  Namdaemun Local Market, Overnight in SeoulDay09 today’s tour is the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone). Visit Dora observatory and Dorasan railway station.  Late morning, visit the 3rd tunnel                 dug  After that, we visit  InSaDong (Antique cultural street) Overnight in SeoulDay10 We are heading out early the beautiful Gyeongbokgung Palace  Royal Guard Changing Ceremony.walk around the Bukchon Hanok                 Village. Then, we will head to ICE Gallery, Also we have enjoyable time at Trick Eye museum,            enjoy the No. 1 Korean Traditional Creative Performance Day11 we will transfer to the airport for our return flight,- End of the Tour

$64 Cultural & Theme Tours

Cherry Blossoms Gyeonggi Avenue x Hot Air Balloons X Suwon Hwaseong Classic Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Suwon Hwaseong Cultural Festival, Suwon, Gyeonggi-doCherry Blossoms - Gyeonggi Sakura AvenueSakura Road, located in Gyeonggi-do, is the first choice for cherry blossoms recommended by Korea, avoiding the crowded crowds of popular spots in the city.Come here to enjoy the whole cherry blossom road, the breeze can also see the cherry blossom snow, and when the petals fall, enjoy the romantic atmosphere.High-altitude cherry blossom - hot air balloon experienceIn order to celebrate the new facilities of the 220th anniversary of Suwon Hwaseong Fortress, Han Jong’s "Superman is back" shooting location. Filled with lighter gas than air (hydrogen or helium), no heating device, fixed steel cable, relatively safe, can carry 20-30 people at a time, there will be a staff member to accompany. It can be raised up to 150m and can overlook the Suwon scenery from a high altitude. Due to the high wind and the sun, it is recommended to bring your own hat, sunglasses, etc.Hot air balloon rises and falls. The total experience time is about 20 minutes, and the air stay is about 5-7 minutes.Suwon HwaseongSuwon Hwaseong Fortress is one of the landmarks of Korea that was recognized as a World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 1997. It has been featured in many Korean dramas such as the Korean drama "Da Jang Geum" and "Love in the Moonlight".Well-known and famous, many overseas tourists come to Korea to visit one of the monuments, through the beauty of ancient architecture, to experience the humanities and customs of ancient Korea. You can also take a trip to the top of Suwon Hwaseong Fortune to see the scenery of Suwon City.Duration: 7 hours

$75 Cultural & Theme Tours

Hwaseong UNESCO Heritage Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Hwaseong Fortress, Suwon, Gyeonggi-doSee the astonishing Hwaseong Fortress (UNESCO World Heritage) and hear the story behind its creation! Duration: 3 hours

$625 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private 3 days Seoul Highlight tour - Korean Folk Village - DMZ tour

ItineraryDay 1: Seoul Highlight Tour/Meal(X/L/D)Stop At: Gyeongbokgung Palace, SeoulHotel Pickup in Seoul at 09:00 and Hanbok Rental(optional)You can take pics in the palace in Hanbok and then stroll Gyeongbukgung palace wearing Hanbok.Gyeongbukgung palace is arguably the most beautiful, and remains the largest of all five palaces. You can even watch Change of guard ceremony.Duration: 2 hoursPass By: Art DistrictIt allows visitors to experience traditional Korean culture in the heart of Seoul.Pass By: Bukchon Hanok Village, SeoulThe traditional village is composed of lots of alleys, hanok and is preserved to show a 600-year-old urban environment.If you are a fan of K-dramas like me, then you would definitely see some familiar sights. Posters of no loud talking, and proper waste disposals were plastered everywhere. Stop At: N Seoul Tower, SeoulBetween the tower and cable car is an area where there are thousands of keys locked into fences and sculptures which is a very beautiful sight.Duration: 1 hourPass By: Myeongdong Shopping Street, SeoulMyeongdong street is one of the primary shopping districts in Seoul. from Lotte Department Store at Euljiro. Many brand name shops and department stores line the streets and alleys. Meals included: • Lunch: local food • Dinner: local foodAccommodation included:  - 3 star: Rex or Benikea Premier Dongdaemun Hotel  - 4 star: Best Western Arirang Hill or BestWestern Kukdo HotelDay 2: Korean Folk Village Tour Hotel/Meal(B/L/D)Stop At: Korean Folk Village, Yongin, Gyeonggi-doKorean Folk Village introduces traditional culture from the late Joseon period to both local and international visitors through cultural classes experience, shaman faith, seasonal customs and others.Performances including nongak (farmer’s music), martial art on horseback, traditional wedding ceremony, and other special events are available Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Hwaseong Fortress, Suwon, Gyeonggi-doHwaseong Fortress or Suwon Hwaseong is a fortification surrounding the centre of Suwon, the provincial capital of Gyeonggi-do, in South Korea.The fortress was designated as Historic Site No. 3 in January 1963, and in December 1997, it was designated a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.Duration: 1 hourPass By: Yeouido Hangang ParkYou will head to Han river park where you can chill with your groups and trying some street food.Enjoy the night view at Han river park!Stop At: 동대문종합시장Dongdaemun Fashion Town is the largest fashion district in Korea, with both wholesale shops shipping clothing across the country and individual shops and cultural spaces for individual visitors to enjoy.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch: local food • Dinner: local foodAccommodation included:  - 3 star: Rex or Benikea Premier Dongdaemun Hotel  - 4 star: Best Western Arirang Hill or BestWestern Kukdo HotelDay 3: Seoul - DMZ Tour/Meal(B/L/D)Stop At: DMZ, Paju, Gyeonggi-doThe Demilitarized Zone(DMZ) is a weapons-free buffer zone between North and South Korea. The area was established on July 27, 1953 when the Armistice Agreement was signed during the Korean War, and includes the 2km-wide stretch of land both north and south of the line.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Dorasan StationDorasan station, a railway station on the Gyeongui Line, is the northernmost stop on South Korea's railway line located 56 km from Seoul and 205 km from Pyeongyang.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Dora Observatory, Paju, Gyeonggi-doDora Observatory replaced the previous Songaksan Observation Post. From the observatory, visitors can overlook North Korea and various locations including Gaeseong, Songaksan, Kim Il-Sung Statue and Cooperation Farm(Geumamgol).Duration: 1 hourStop At: The Third Tunnel, Paju, Gyeonggi-doThe 3rd Tunnel was discovered in 1978 by South Korean forces. It is estimated that approximately 30,000 soldiers could move through the tunnel Unification VillageDuration: 1 hourPass By: Haneul ParkHead to Skypark. there is vast grassland on the hill.Pass By: Hongdae Shopping StreetHongdae is a neighborhood known for its youthful and romantic ambience, underground culture, and freedom of self-expression. Unique cafes, cozy galleries, accessory stores, fashion shops, live cafés and clubs, art markets, and gourmet eateries make this a popular hang-out for local youth and a fascinating place to walk around.Many shops along the road with affordable good quality clothes. Stop At: Lotte MartGo grocery shopping to Lotte Mart. You can sample some food before you buy.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch: local food • Dinner: local foodNo accommodation included on this day.